Think Spring! January 20 2017, 0 Comments

It’s been a long cold winter.
Your probably thinking... You could say that again!

I’ve been dreaming of Spring.
Of planting vegetables in my raised bed gardens.
How I love to see my perennials start to pop up from the ground, that was once was cold and frozen.

I long to see new life everywhere.
Like the baby chicks and ducklings at the Family Farm and Home store.

Seeds of all kinds …
How many different kinds of Burpee sunflowers are there?
How do I decide which ones to buy?
What all can I plant in garden plots in the back yard?

How can I make my little victory garden prettier?
Why not a barn quilt on the old grey fence we have?
Yes…..I think the Floral Cosmos is just the thing.

Come warm weather, we all want to get outside and enjoy our yards.
Do some planting, bring out our lawn art…
Do you have any Gnomes? (I do, thanks to my son Sam)
What do you place in your gardens to brighten up your surroundings?
Have you ever thought of hanging some artwork in your gardens?


Marilyn Anderson - Artist & Designer

American Barn Quilts 

Outdoor Art to Preserve Story 




One sunny winter day~ February 08 2014, 0 Comments

One sunny winter day, my husband and I decided to take his parents out for a really nice dinner.
We took them to a place they had never been before, The Grill House, in Allegan, MI.
This updated old historic home is a great place to enjoy a fantastic steak dinner.
We all enjoyed being able to choose our own cut; fillet, porterhouse, or rib-eye, from their large display case.
We could grill it ourselves or have one of their outstanding grill masters grill it to our liking.
OK, I need to stop dreaming of that 44oz (that's not a type-o) rib-eye my husband and I shared and get back to my blog about the barn quilt.
On our drive to the restaurant I spotted the "Crown of Thorns" barn quilt I created for a quilter friend that I met a few years ago.
Without thinking  I shouted out...."There's one of the barn quilts I made!!".  :-)
What excitement we all felt,  seeing one of my barn quilt creations displayed on this pretty 2 stall garage.
My barn quilts get shipped all over the USA. Not very often do I have the enjoyment of driving by one that I created.
If you have the opportunity, you HAVE to try out this fabulous restaurant. Its called "The Grill House". 
Tell them the "barn quilt lady" sent you. :-)
I would love it, if you have a barn quilt that you send me a photo of it, so we can all enjoy its beauty.
Marilyn Anderson - Artist & Designer
American Barn Quilts 
Outdoor Art to Preserve Story 

American Barn Quilts